Fresno, Calif. (KGPE) – The Fresno City Council voted Thursday to grant an immediate fine of up to $ 10,000 for more than 50 rallies in the city to curb the spread of COVID-19.
According to the city, both real estate owners and event organizers will be fined $ 10,000. This order applies to both commercial and private gatherings.
The order was passed to two votes with five votes, opposed by councilors Garry Bredefeld and Paul Caprioglio.
In a statement, the city of Fresno states that the hospital is overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.
City lawyers and law enforcement agencies are instructed to enforce all emergency orders banning mass gatherings, including New Year’s parties and similar gatherings. The owner of the breached property and the proponents of these illegal meetings are cited as malicious breaches to the maximum extent required by law, without additional notice or warning.
Unless changed by the Fresno City Council, the order is valid for 7 days.
This is a developing story.
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